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Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone (JFK, Born on the Fourth of July) tackles the most important true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged thriller reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the controversial figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the National Security Agency and became one of the most wanted men in the world. A hero to some and a traitor to others, the provocative story of what led him to that fateful decision makes for one of the most compelling stories in recent history.
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Critics Consensus: Snowden boasts a thrilling fact-based tale and a solid lead performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, even if director Oliver Stone saps the story of some of its impact by playing it safe.
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Oliver Stone biopic brings emotion to controversial story.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Snowden is director Oliver Stone's biopic about Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who leaked classified information in 2013 proving that the U.S. government was using technology to spy on American citizens. The movie has some fairly graphic sexual material, including a sex scene, topless photos on a computer screen, and pole dancing. There's also strong language ("f--k" and "s--t"), and Snowden is shown having epileptic seizures. Other scenes show drone strikes and explosions, and there are sequences of hunting (birds are shot with rifles) and a character breaking his leg. Secondary characters smoke and drink socially, but Snowden declares that he doesn't drink or do drugs.
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- Release Date:September 16, 2016
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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